The National Firefighter Registry will be used to track and analyze cancer trends and risk factors among the U.S. fire service to help the public safety community, researchers, scientists and medical professionals find better ways to protect those who protect our communities and environment.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Division Chief Ian Womack talks about the importance of early cancer detection.
Fire departments are taking an increasing number of steps to prevent firefighters from absorbing carcinogens through their skin. Seminole Fire Rescue explains the prevention process.
The Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium will review the current state of research as it relates to behavioral health, and support knowledge transfer of best practices related to behavioral health programs in the fire service.
Firefighters die from preventable diseases. Fire Departments must implement a comprehensive testing process to ensure your employees stay healthy and a program designed to return the firefighter back to work if there is the discovery of a possible disabling medical condition.
Traditional firefighter conditioning has revolved around cardiovascular training such as jogging or treadmill work. But the real world dictates that firefighters must have cardiovascular function with nearly 50 pounds of gear on their bodies.
WTNH looked at the case of former Waterbury (CT) firefighter Dan Huften, who retired after a back injury and was subsequently diagnosed with Stage 3 Colo-rectal cancer. Huften reflected on the possible role that dirty hoods, part of the firefighters’ personal protective ensemble, might have played.